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Syslinux 4.02 released
Syslinux 4.02 is a bug fix release, but also adds an experimental new
Win64 installer (syslinux64.exe), extends the new syslinux installer
CLI to all the installers.

Changes in 4.02:
* SYSLINUX: correctly handle the case where the -d option is
specified with a non-absolute path, i.e. "syslinux -d
syslinux" instead of "syslinux -d /syslinux".
* ISOLINUX: recognize the directory names /boot/syslinux and
/syslinux, and the filename syslinux.cfg in addition to the
isolinux-specific names. Thus, "syslinux.cfg" is now a
generic name, whereas "isolinux.cfg" or "extlinux.conf" is
specific to different derivative.
* chain.c32: support setting alternate config filename for
stage2 of GRUB Legacy (Gert Hulselmans).
* whichsys.c32: execute specific command, based on Syslinux
bootloader variant (Gert Hulselmans).
* lua.c32: a lot of new bindings added to the "syslinux"
namespace: VESA, PCI, DMI, kernel loading (Marcel Ritter).
* btrfs: print a comprehensive error message if compressed or
encrypted files are encountered (neither is currently
* SYSLINUX: mtools installer: honor TMPDIR, error out on disk
* Handle fallbacks from EDD to CHS, to deal with systems which
announce EDD support but don't actually have it.
* SYSLINUX: the mtools, DOS and win32 installers now use the new
command line options.
* PXELINUX: fix the use of IP addresses in TFTP :: or tftp://
host syntax.
* SYSLINUX: experimental Win64 installer (syslinux64.exe).

Title: syslinux
Version: 4.02
Entered-date: 2010-07-21

Description: SYSLINUX is a collection of boot loaders for the Linux
operating system which operates off Linux ext2/3/4 or
btrfs filesystems, MS-DOS FAT filesystems, network
servers using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs. The FAT
filesystem version can be installed from DOS, NT, or

It includes a sophisticated API for add-on "COM32"
modules, including a significant subset of the
standard C library.

It also includes MEMDISK, a tool to boot legacy
operating systems from nontraditional media like PXE
or CD-ROM.

This version includes gPXE, to allow accessing network
files via other protocols than TFTP.

Keywords: syslinux pxelinux isolinux extlinux msdos boot loader
floppy install network ext2 ext3 ext4 btrfs pxe iso9660 cdfs
memdisk com32
Author: (H. Peter Anvin)
Maintained-by: (H. Peter Anvin)
Primary-site: /pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux
5372011 syslinux-4.02.tar.gz
Platforms: DOS, Win32 or Linux to install. Linux, perl and NASM
2.03 or
later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL, MIT

H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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